Friday, November 17, 2017

Bad Reception by S.C. Wright (Sanctuary, #1)

Bad Reception
by S.C. Wright

My rating: 4.5 Stars!

Series: Sanctuary - Book 1
Publication Date: May 31, 2017
Publisher: Shannen C. Wright
Genre: Paranormal - YA
Print Length: 189 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Listening to your parents is hard work. As a teenager, you're always right, of course, but to them everything you do comes up short. Kana is nearing the end of her teenage years and is already a young woman. With no career prospects, no goals in life, she just can't seem to attain her family's expectations. On her nineteenth birthday, an accident caused by her own shortcomings causes a domino effect of chaos turning her life from boring and mundane to terrifying and supernatural. Kidnapped by a vampire and her chauffeur, she ends up the hostage of a host of strange creatures: Chloe, a mild mannered Cajun vampire. Vincent, a Welsh werewolf with a penchant for piracy and a history of drug abuse. Gabriella, a Spanish immortal who cannot die, and her daughter, a shapeshifter.

Will she finally find her way back home to her family? Or is family more than blood and kin?

Bad Reception by S.C. Wright (Sanctuary, #1)

It was bad enough that Kana broke her leg, but it was even worse when her mother’s need to “get to an important meeting” found her stranded at the hospital in a wheelchair with a cast that was barely dried. The young thief who crashed into her while stealing a bag of blood made a craptastic day even worse, until said girl picked her up and carried her at a full run to the awaiting getaway car and Kana would discover creatures that really do go bump in the night, and you know what? These “creatures” treated her more like family than her own did.

BAD RECEPTION by S.C. Wright is a light and often humorous tale of what it means to be family, the good, the bad and the supernatural and she does so with a light touch, fabulously realistic characters and some unexpected twists that kept me turning the pages with rapt attention.

So, what is so clever about being kidnapped? Kana is taken by a “family” consisting of a vampire, a werewolf, and even a shapeshifting salamander. They all live together in a supernatural bed and breakfast and when the sparks fly, they are explosive! Yet, when push comes to shove, they have each other’s backs, tolerance and loyalties, even if some of them may be a bit anti-social. Kana is the only human in the lot, but, of course, they can’t let her go, because really, could you keep this kind of secret? But something will happen that will destroy their little hideaway and that will take us to the beginning of this tale, years later as Kana and her young son journey to a faraway place and the time has come for her story to be told…

S.C. Wright tells a great story without the weight of angsty characters. This is fantasy, the sky is the limit, but family is what you make it and this group of misfits makes for a completely entertaining family filled with diversity. Need something a little different in the fantasy/paranormal genre? Tired of dark and brooding tales? Sit back and enjoy the ride!

I received a complimentary review copy from S.C. Wright!

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